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DG Health and Consumer Protection is responsible for consumer protection, food and feed safety, and public health issues. The DG has recently become involved in the issues of collective redress. See the link to our 'current issues' section where the DG SANCO intiatives in this area are explored.

It initiates legislation in the area of consumer law based on Article 95 of the EC Treaty.

See Consumer Law of the EU for a more detailed explanation of the scope of work of SANCO.

See a very useful review of all the Member States’ consumer protection systems on the website of DG SANCO: institutions, laws, and enforcement